Canon Vixia HF G30

Canon Vixia HF G30

1,199.00 --
5 / 5.0
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Customer Rating :
Design: 5
Support: 5
Price Value: 5
Features: 5
Video and Image Quality: 5
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For many videographers, shooting various sequences of wildlife is a passion. However, one can realize this dream only with hi-tech camcorders, such as from the Canon Vixia HF G series which offer an evenly textured background blur when shooting close-up photos. It is possible to get a quick video clip of long movements – such as shooting lifecycle of a butterfly. So, possibilities are endless with these Canon camcorders. However, will the price pinch your pocket? Find out about it and more.


The NTSC-based high definition camcorders from Canon have a 1/3-inch CMOS Pro sensor that not only picks up low intensity light rays but also equipped with the RGB primary color filter. The total pixels supported by the sensor are impressively 2.37-megapixels. There is a flash memory of 32GB available with the system which allows the user to record non-stop videos for numerous hours. If more space is needed, there is an option to record the videos in the dual SDXC-compatible card slots. Canon Vixia HF G Review The camcorders have a 10x optical lens and a 40x digital lens. It is possible to opt for 200x digital lens to shoot movies. The focal length supported by the gizmo is an impressive f-4.25 to42.5mm that is capable of recording 35mm films. The large 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen provides a high resolution display. With built-in microphone, speakers, and audio option from Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), the camcorder is all set to provide voice-over videos. The gadgets of this series are equipped with an USB 2.0 port, video terminal with component and composite as output, an accessory shoe to help camcorder click static images, HDMI mini connector, 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, AV mini terminal, 3.5 mm 4 pole jack for audio or video output, and a remote control terminal. There is a provision for LANC protocol. A robust 7.4 V DC rechargeable battery is available with it.

Price Value

The minimum specifications available by the devices are the latest ones and equipped with a robust backend infrastructure. As a result, the price of the Canon products is correspondingly high. So, buyers should look forward to buy the camcorders if they are serious about videography, especially shooting cinematic shots.

Video & Image Quality

The videos and images are of excellent quality due to the sensor, lens, and other optical features associated with photo-shooting. The camcorders offer full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. A remarkable video resolution of 800 vertical and 900 horizontal TV lines are supported by the gadgets. The sensor is receptive to 25 percent more light than the previous sensors. It is compatible with low-light performance at 1.5Lux. The viewfinder supports a Wide Dynamic Range where larger pixel areas allow more light. The brilliant image quality is aided with Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens and 8-blade iris. These help high definition crisp and colorful images with a sharp contrast. The edges have a smooth finish without color smudges. The 8-blade iris allows smooth background blur. Users can also control focusing through a dedicated manual focus ring. The noise in the images is practically not all that noticeable. The sensor is able to trace any amount of light and manage the exposure brilliantly. So, images are highly detailed. The videos are recorded at 24 frames per second (fps). The videos are not blurry because they are aided with SuperRange optical image stabilizer. It is powered with IS technology. The instance auto focusing option helps to keep the videos steady. Fast actions can be picked smoothly through Smart Auto technology. The camcorders also support face detection, cinematic filters, and many more image enhancing technologies that allow videos to be smooth and of high quality.


The camcorders of this series are sturdy yet sleek looking. A typical one will usually weigh about 590gram and have a dimension of (3.0 x 3.1 x 5.9) inches. The gizmo can be operated at a relatively humid condition. They can also withstand high and low temperatures and erratic climatic conditions. A grip belt is associated with it to make it even more portable. The black-colored camcorders have screens that can be accommodated on the side of the gizmo – making it ergonomically designed. Canon Vixia HF G Review

Customer support

For issues related to the camcorders, the users need to visit the support sub page of Canon website. Users will also be able find tips as well as usability and troubleshooting features from the website. For more assistance, they can contact the customer care representatives. So, if you are ready to shoot HD videos for TV broadcast or want to try your hands in movie making, this series of camcorders are good enough.


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Model number Empty Color Empty
Sensor Size 1/2.84" Video Resolution 1080p
Optical Zoom 20x Extended Zoom N/A
Focal length(mm) 3.67-73.4 mm Still Camera Resolution(MP) 2.9
Storage (MB) 0 Memory Card Slots# 2
Recording Time(h) 0 Dimensions 109 x 84 x 182 mm
Weight 765 g Touchscreen Yes
Camera Flash No Screen Size 3.5" 123k dots
Build in WIFI Yes APP Yes
Face Detection Yes Image Stabilizer Yes
Date First Available 2015-06-29 Country Code JP

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